This intermediate to advanced level Clinical Applications course is perfect for FDN1 and FDN2 graduates.  The course allows practitioners to expand upon their practice of Level 1 techniques, learn new Level 2 muscles, and incorporate dynamic positioning techniques and more e-stim.  It will teach the dry needling practitioner not just how to treat a muscle, but also how to utilize dry needling in treatment of the whole patient.  Clinicians will learn how to incorporate dry needling within the scope of other modalities, and will learn to think and treat more globally.  This course is vital to those wanting to integrate dry needling into their clinical practice and understand the treatment of the whole patient from start to finish.

Design of the course is to further expose participants to Functional Dry Needling, and to help practitioners develop a diagnostic theory to explain functional movement deficits, and apply a treatment plan to address them. Treatment techniques taught and utilized in this course will include new, intermediate FDN techniques, manual therapy techniques and corrective exercises. The course will develop clinical reasoning based on the model of movement dysfunction, which results in pain, rather than simply treating painful structures. The participants will have a greater understanding of “regional interdependence” and will be able to apply Dry Needling and other functional therapeutic techniques to address common and chronic dysfunctions found everyday in the clinic.

There is no other course offered that teaches both the assessment and decision-making process to develop an expertise utilizing and integrating Dry Needling and other manual therapy techniques together.

Course Format

KinetaCore offers the Functional Dry Needling: Clinical Integration course in a 2-day and 3-day weekend intensive format. Both 2-day and 3-day courses include a lab-intensive atmosphere. The 3-day course involves even more onsite lab time, SFMA demonstration and clinical integration, treatment techniques and lab practical experience. The 3-day course also provides the additional onsite hours that some states require before practicing dry needling in patient treatment.

  • 2-Day Onsite Course CEUs:  19 hours onsite
  • 3-Day Onsite Course CEUs:  27 hours onsite


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  • Successful completion of FDN1
  • Current license as a PT, MD, DO, DC, PA or NP (LAc only by request/referral.) (Not accepted: ATC, RMT, OT, PTA)

 Course Registration Includes

  • Water and Lunch is provided all 3 days. Please bring any additional snacks/drinks you would like in order to keep physically sustained throughout the weekend.  Also note that we provide lunch for the three days, but we cannot offer food sensitive options.  We are happy to assist you in locating meal options in the vicinity of the course venue.
  • Supplies to be used throughout the course (small, medium and large sized gloves provided).
  • A comprehensive manual (200 pages)
  • A Discounted 3-Month Website Membership
  • Continued support from KinetaCore®

 Important Notices

  • It is vital to your patient care that you have experienced this treatment in an educational setting. Please come prepared to practice the dry needling and also to have it practiced on you.
  • Pregnant women may not participate in this course due to risks associated with the practical sessions. For more information, please email us.
  • If you have a post-operative or other medical condition which may prohibit you from taking this course, please consult your physician and contact us for more information before registering.
  • Participants must achieve 90% proficiency on all on-line quizzes prior to the course and 80% proficiency on comprehensive written exam after the course. They must also pass a practical examination on-site. If you do not pass either Theory or Practical test, you will be required to re-test the material, which may incur further registration fees.  Read, study and come prepared.
  • Please review your licensing state’s scope of practice to determine its status on Dry Needling.
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